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MINI LOAD ASRS

SIDE-PORT ASSEMBLY MODULE CONCEPT

Compact integrated assembly cell supported by an automated Mini Load storage and retrieval machine can offer several advantages.

  • Computer or PLC directed
  • Integrates with shop floor auditing systems and barcode scanning systems
  • Offer high density storage with a small footprint
  • Supports small lot and batch assembly operations

The side porting configuration may incorporate both elaborate and simple assembly cells simultaneously.

Physical Design Configuration 

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Storage Capacity and Cube Density Analysis

wpeA.jpg (1585 bytes)    2 Levels of 24" deep trays = 48 trays 1152 cubic feet of storage

wpeB.jpg (1409 bytes)    5 Levels of 18" deep = 120 trays 2160 cubic feet of   storage

wpeC.jpg (1376 bytes)    2 Levels of 12" deep trays  = 32 trays 384 cubic feet of storage

  • 3696 Total cubic feet of storage in 200 trays
  • 780 Square feet of floor space utilized
  • Tray capacity 500 pounds each maximum or 100,000 pounds theoretical capacity

Comments: 

Mini-Load ASRS machines utilized in small lot and batch assembly / subassembly operations can be very space efficient and effective. They also provide for:

  • Exceptional high density storage
  • Most efficient use of shop floor and vertical space
  • Excellent security management
  • Excellent software tracking
  • Good inventory control / excellent when coupled with barcode scanning
  • Very good interface capabilities with Manufacturing Execution Systems

Justification considerations:

  • Space
  • Manpower
  • Inventory control
  • Efficient One Piece Production

 

 

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September 3, 2005